Course Offerings: Spring 2020

CHEM 710/7100-01 - Chemistry Manuscript Writing

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: K. Preuss | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
Pre-requisites:          CHEM*7940 or CHEM*7950; Minimum grade 75% This is a workshop-style course designed to coach students through writing a manuscript for publication by participating in an iterative peer-review process. Students must have sufficient original, unpublished research, and permission from their supervisor, to write a manuscript for submission to a journal. Alternatively, students must arrive with a well-formed plan for an original literature ...

CHEM 710/7100-02 - Advanced Main Group Chemistry

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: M. Denk | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
The course material will be distributed through course link and via e-mail. The main body of the course will be formed by one power point presentation, problem sets based on recent literature, and one review written in the style of Accounts of Chemical Research. The topics will be taken from the fields of synthetic and theoretical main group chemistry excluding solids. Students are expected to have access to Gaussian or a comparable computational package. ...

CHEM 712/7120 - X-Ray Crystallography

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: D. Soldatov | Discipline: Inorganic | Campus: Guelph
Introduction into chemical crystallography and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The course provides basic theoretical background for understanding crystal structures and other XRD data reported in the literature and databases. The course also covers theoretical and practical aspects of the XRD analysis, including interaction of X-rays with matter, theoretical description of diffraction, experimental methods, instrumentation, preparation of samples, and the usage of software. ...

CHEM 731/7310 - Python Programming for Scientific Data Analysis

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: M. Palmer | Discipline: Biochemistry |
Python is a general-purpose programming language that has come to be widely used in the scientific community. Accordingly, there exist many “code libraries” — building blocks that a practicing scientist can use for various common tasks such as molecular visualization, image processing, or “number crunching” and data analysis. This course is aimed at beginners, but not at slackers – we will start from scratch, but we will aim to arrive at ...

CHEM 760/7600 - Asymmetric Synthesis of Amino Acids and Total Synthesis of Complex Peptide-Based Natural Products

Semester: Spring 2020 Professor: S. Taylor | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo
Topics covered: peptides as drugs, asymmetric synthesis of common and uncommon amino acids; solution phase, solid phase, and liquid phase peptide synthesis, total synthesis of complex peptide-based natural products such as pipecolidepsin A, yaku’amide A, vioprolide, phomopsin, cyclomarin, bottromycin, lacticin 3147 etc.; and total synthesis of proteins via native chemical ligation. ...